2003:1373 - Coldwinters, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Coldwinters

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 02E1353 ext.

Author: Neil O'Flanagan

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 711901m, N 741580m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.501936, -6.430706

Monitoring was carried out by Laurence McGowan on behalf of Neil O'Flanagan in September and October 2003 on the excavation of five engineering test-pits in Coldwinters golf course. This was part of additional geotechnical site investigations along the proposed route of the N2 Finglas-Ashbourne realignment. The proposed road scheme is approximately 17km long, commencing at the M50 interchange in Dublin and extending to the townland of Rath, north of Ashbourne, Co. Meath.

Two sites are located within the golf course, the site of a ring-ditch (SMR 14:15) and a possible ringfort (SMR 14:16) outside but adjacent to the route. Previous monitoring of geotechnical site investigation in this area was carried out by Hilary Opie between August and October 2002 (Excavations 2002, No. 1522, 02E1353). No features of archaeological significance were uncovered during this testing. A geophysical survey of this route, carried out in 2002 by GSB Prospection Ltd, did not produce any anomalies of archaeological significance in this area.

No finds or features of an archaeological nature were found in any of the test-pits during the additional geotechnical site investigations.

3 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.